From 1st July 2020 NEW Government Legislation – Electrical Installation Safety Inspections

In respect of the Government’s new legislation passed through Parliament, all agents and landlords must now ensure Electrical Installation inspection and testing is carried out for all NEW tenancies in England that will commence from July 1st 2020, or from April 1st 2021 for existing tenancies.

It will be a mandatory requirement for ALL agents and landlords to ensure the fixed electrical installation in their Property (s) is inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person.

The regulations also state that an agent or landlord is required to obtain a report of the results of the inspection and test and supply it to each named tenant within the tenancy agreement within 28 days and retain a copy until the next inspection is due.

Upon request, the report must be provided to the local housing authority within seven days, and a private landlord must supply a copy of the last report to any new tenant before occupation, or any prospective tenant within 28 days of a request from that prospective tenant.

If you would like any advice, or are wondering how this update will affect you please call 01308 459550 to speak to a member of our lettings team.